Poems on affairs of state, from 1640. to this present year 1704

vol. III ([London], 1704)

This is the the third volume of the four-volume POAS set of 1703–7. The texts of the entire set may be read and searched on the LION and ECCO digital databases. 1703–07’s attributions should be treated with caution.. Its texts of lampoons were often from late and corrupt MS sources, which were then polished and sanitised for their print appearance; however, this was the only form in which they were generally read prior to the appearance of the seven-volume Yale U.P. POAS of 1963–75.

Table of contents. Errata. (Half-title and running headers read `Poems on state-affairs’)

When the Almighty did his palace frame 04pa*1 (p. 1)
<On purgatory>

Our church alas as Rome objects does want 04pa*2 (pp. 2-3)
<Satyr upon Romish confessors. By Mr. Dryden>

A papist died as ’twas Jehovah’s will 04pa*3 (pp. 3-4)
<The ghost>

A certain priest had hoarded up 04pa*4 (p. 4)
<The robber robbed>

This is a truth so certain and so clear 04pa*5 (pp. 5-6)
<Paradox. That ambition, or the desire of rule and superiority is a virtue>

Excellent Brutus of all human race 04pa*6 (pp. 7-9)
<Brutus>

‘Tis said that favourite mankind 04pa*7 (pp. 10-14)
<Ode. In answer to the former>

Fetch me Ben Jonson’s skull and fill it with sack 04pa*8 (pp. 15-17)
<A preparative to study: or, the virtue of sack. Written in the year 1641>

Cursed be the man what do I wish as though 04pa*9 (pp. 18-20)
<Ode. Written soon after O. Cromwel’s death>

Sir Roger from a zealous piece of frieze 04pa*10 (pp. 20-2)
<A dialogue between two zealots, upon the Et caetera in the oath [`Freeze’ in text]>

Smectymnuus the goblin makes me start 04pa*11 (pp. 22-3)
<Smectymnuus, or the club-divines>

Here lies wise and valiant dust 04pa*12 (p. 24)
<Epitaph on the Earl of Strafford>

Great good and just could I but rate 04pa*13 (p. 24)
<On the death of K. Charles the first [colophon: `Montrose. Written with the point of his sword’]>

From villainy dressed in a doublet of zeal 04pa*14 (pp. 25-8)
<A lenten litany>

The rising sun complies with our weak sight 04pa*15 (pp. 28-32)
<To the king. On his majesty’s happy restoration>

Come keen iambics with your badgers’ feet 04pa*16 (pp. 32-5)
<Satyr on the Scots>

As needy gallants in the scrivener’s hands 04pa*17 (pp. 35-6)
<Satyr upon the Dutch. Written by Mr. Dryden in the year 1662>

These lines had kissed your hands October last 04pa*18 (pp. 37-52)
<Vox et lachrymae Anglorum. Or, the true English-man’s complaint, humbly offered to the serious consideration of their representatives in parliament at their next sitting in the year 1667. To the parliament. [The main section is headed `Vox et Lachrimae Anglorum’ and begins `O patriots renowned open your eyes’. There is a concluding `Postscript’]>

Prorogue upon prorogue damned rogues and whores 04pa*19 (pp. 52-6)
<Upon the proroguing of parliament; or, the club of unanimous voters [TC adds: `1668′]>

I’ll tell thee Dick where I have been 04pa*20 (pp. 57-63)
<A new ballad, called, The chequer inn>

Curse on such representatives 04pa*21 (p. 64)
<The answer [not listed in TC]>

What can the mystery be why Charing-cross 04pa*22 (pp. 65-7)
<On King Charles the first’s statue. Why ’tis so long before ’tis put up at Charing-cross>

I sing a woeful ditty 04pa*23 (pp. 68-70)
<A ballad, called the Haymarket hectors>

I am a senseless thing with a hey with a hey 04pa*24 (pp. 70-3)
<A new ballad, to an old tune, called, I am the Duke of Norfolk, etc.>

Thus long the wise commons have been in debate 04pa*25 (p. 73)
<Satyr>

Reform great queen the errors of your youth 04pa*26 (pp. 74-5)
<The queen’s ball>

Whether Father Patrick be not Muckle John’s natural son 04pa*27 (pp. 75-7)
<Queries and answers from Garraway’s coffee-house [prose dialogue]>

One whole piece of the Duchess of Cleveland’s honesty 04pa*28 (pp. 77-83)
<Advertisement of a sale of choice goods. On Tuesday the 9th of January, will be sold by inch of candle, at the Royal coffee-house near Charing-cross, these several goods in parcels, viz. [prose list]>

Seventy-four articles of war in large imperial paper 04pa*29 (pp. 83-4)
<A post-script of books to be sold by Mr. Ogilby in White-Friers [prose text]>

My lords and gentlemen / I told you at our last meeting the winter was 04pa*30 (pp. 84-8)
<His m——y’s most gracious speech to both houses of P——t [TC adds: `By A. Marvel’] [prose text]>

The lords and commons having had their doom 04pa*31 (pp. 88-91)
<The character>

From a proud sensual atheistical life 04pa*32 (pp. 91-3)
<The D. of B’s litany>

Sir John for so in times preceding 04pa*33 (pp. 94-6)
<Controversial letters between a supposed atheist, and J. D. minister of —— in Surrey [signed `A. O.’]>

Alex / For your ungodly letter 04pa*34 (pp. 96-9)
<Second letter. The parson’s answer [`Alex.’ set (wrongly) as speech prefix] [signed `J. D.’]>

Parson What makes thee thus like silly widgeon 04pa*35 (pp. 99-102)
<Third letter. To the parson [signed `A. O.’]>

Dear friend / Your letter I with grief perused 04pa*36 (pp. 102-5)
<The fourth letter. In answer to the former [signed `J. D.’]>

In compliance to you dull serious maggot 04pa*37 (pp. 105-8)
<The fifth letter>

I had an easy dose of wine o’er night 04pa*38 (pp. 108-13)
<The vision>

Hail happy warrior whose arms have won 04pa*39 (pp. 114-16)
<On the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Orange>

Would you send Kate to Portugal 04pa*40 (pp. 116-17)
<The Lord Chancellor’s speech to the parliament>

I should be glad to see Kate going 04pa*41 (pp. 118-19)
<The answer>

How our good king does papists hate 04pa*42 (pp. 120-2)
<Satyr on old Rowley>

I who from drinking ne’er could spare an hour 04pa*43 (pp. 123-8)
<Satyr [motto: `Quem natura negat dabit indignatio versum’]>

Farewell my Tom Danby my pimp and my cheat 04pa*44 (p. 129)
<Da——by’s farewell>

When Israel first provoked the living Lord 04pa*45 (p. 129)
<An allusion>

The prodigal’s returned from husks and swine 04pa*46 (pp. 130-1)
<The prodigal>

Had she but lived in Cleopatra’s age 04pa*47 (p. 132)
<To be written under the Duchess of Portsmouth’s picture>

O that she had lived in Cleopatra’s age 04pa*48 (p. 132)
<Answer>

Sure we do live by Cleopatra’s age 04pa*49 (p. 132)
<Another [TC adds: `by Mr. Dry—n’ [Dryden]]>

Unhappy island what hard fate ordains 04pa*50 (pp. 133-5)
<Satyr>

I that was once a humble log 04pa*51 (pp. 136-9)
<A true and full account of a late conference between the wonderful speaking head, and Father Godwyn, as ’twas related by the head’s own mouth to Dr. Frazier [TC adds: `By Sir Fleet Sh——d’ [Shepherd]]>

What do members now ail 04pa*52 (pp. 139-41)
<A new ballad. To the tune of Trenchmore>

Julian in verse to ease thy wants I write 04pa*53 (pp. 141-3)
<To Mr. Julian>

The trick of trimming is a fine trick 04pa*54 (pp. 143-4)
<To the tune of Joan Sanderson. The cushion [TC: `cushing’] dance at White-hall by way of masquerade>

Among the race of England’s modern peers 04pa*55 (pp. 144-6)
<Satyr>

Among the writing race of modern wits 04pa*56 (pp. 147-8)
<The answer>

Since all the actions of the far-famed men 04pa*57 (pp. 149-50)
<Satyr>

Disgraced undone forlorn made fortune’s sport 04pa*58 (p. 151)
<A letter from the Duke of M——th to the king>

Ungrateful boy I will not call thee son 04pa*59 (pp. 152-3)
<The king’s answer>

Shame of my life disturber of my tomb 04pa*60 (pp. 153-4)
<The ghost of honest Tom Ross, to his pupil the Duke of M—mouth>

The grave House of Commons by hook or by crook 04pa*61 (pp. 154-5)
<A poem on the bishops’ throwing out the Bill of Exclusion>

Thou commmon shore of this poetic town 04pa*62 (pp. 156-9)
<A familiar epistle to Mr. Julian, secretary to the muses>

The talk up and down 04pa*63 (pp. 159-63)
<The statesman’s almanac. Being an excellent new ballad, in which the qualities of each month are considered; whereby it appears that a parliament cannot meet in any of the old months: with a proposal for mending the calendar, humbly offered to the packers of the next parliament. To the tune of, Cold and raw the wind did blow>

O heavens we now have signs below 04pa*64 (pp. 164-7)
<The dissolution>

Go on brave heroes you whose merits claim 04pa*65 (pp. 167-70)
<An ironical encomium on the unparalleled proceedings of the incomparable couple of Whiggish walloons>

Pray pardon John Bayes for I beg your excuse 04pa*66 (pp. 170-3)
<The assembly of the moderate divines>

Williams this tame submission suits thee more 04pa*67 (p. 174)
<On Wi. Williams>

From the embraces of a harlot flown 04pa*68 (pp. 174-6)
<On my Lord Lin——n’s brother turning Roman Catholic>

Sir William in arcta custodia lies 04pa*69 (pp. 176-7)
<On Sir Will. Jones, an epitaph>

What a devil ails the Parliament 04pa*70 (pp. 177-8)
<On the E. of D——by’s impeachment by the House of Commons, 1678>

Would the world know how Godfrey lost his breath 04pa*71 (pp. 178-80)
<Truth brought to light: or, murder will out. By S. College>

A butcher’s son’s judge capital 04pa*72 (pp. 181-2)
<Justice in masquerade: or, Scroggs upon Scroggs [TC adds: `By the same’ [College]]>

Since Justice Scroggs Pepys and Dean did bail 04pa*73 (p. 183)
<On the same [TC adds : `By the same’ [College]]>

Well done my sons ye have redeemed my cause 04pa*74 (pp. 184-7)
<The pope’s advice and benediction to his judge and jury in Eutopia [TC adds: `By the same’ [College]]>

Here lives the wolf justice a butcherly knave 04pa*75 (pp. 187-8)
<The wolf justice. Being certain verses fixed upon the L. C. J. Scroggs chamber door [TC adds: `By the same’ [College]]>

His Holiness has three grand friends 04pa*76 (pp. 188-9)
<A satyre [TC adds: `By the same’ [College]]>

Take a turd 04pa*77 (p. 189)
<A pun>

Hold fast thy sword and sceptre Charles 04pa*78 (pp. 189-90)
<A caution to King Charles the second from Forty One [TC adds: `By S. College’]>

Since Cleveland is fled till she’s brought to bed 04pa*79 (pp. 190-1)
<England’s court strumpets [TC adds: `By the same’ [College]]>

When Hodge first spied the labour in vain 04pa*80 (pp. 191-2)
<On the monument upon Fish-street hill [also by College?]>

A new spout to quench the fire 04pa*80.1 (p. 192)
<The description [second part of previous; not listed in TC]>

The city monument is this 04pa*80.2 (p. 192)
<The boy’s answer [third part of previous; not listed in TC]>

Rex and Grex are of one sound 04pa*81 (p. 193)
<Rex and Grex [TC adds: `By the same’ [College?]]>

‘Tis said when George did dragon slay 04pa*82 (pp. 193-6)
<A Westminster wedding: or, the town-mouth; alias, the recorder of London and his lady. Feb. 17. 1679 [TC adds: `By the same’] [College?]]>

As I a-walking was the other day 04pa*83 (pp. 196-203)
<The fancy: or, the D. of York’s last farewell>

Gentlemen / When last you were here th’house was to be let 04pa*84 (pp. 203-4)
<A bill on the H. of Commons door, April the 15th, 1680>

From kings that would sell us to pay their old scores 04pa*85 (pp. 205-7)
<The respondent, or litany for litany>

If heaven be pleased when sinners cease to sin 04pa*86 (p. 207)
<Elegy on Coleman>

Strange news from Westminster the like was never heard 04pa*87 (p. 208)
<News from Westminster>

From the lawless dominion of mitre and crown 04pa*88 (pp. 208-10)
<A litany>

What down in the dirt by St Leonard her grace 04pa*89 (pp. 211-12)
<The downfall of the French bitch, England’s metropolitan strumpet, the three nations’ grievance, the pickled pocky whore, Rowley’s Dalilah, all in a word, the damned dirty Duchess>

O heavens the weakness of my unkind father 04pa*90 (pp. 212-14)
<The obscure prince, or, the black box boxed>

Gentlemen / Now is the time acquit yourselves like men 04pa*91 (p. 214)
<Upon the dispute in the choice of sheriffs, this paper following was spread abroad, directed to the worthy citizens of London. Respice et Cave>

Louis of France hath been the Protestants’ scourge 04pa*92 (p. 215)
<Idem>

So have I seen a Dean of St. Paul’s 04pa*93 (p. 215)
<On Dr. Stil——fleet Dean of St. Paul’s>

Slight not these following lines 04pa*94 (pp. 215-16)
<An advertisement to a Protestant grand-jury>

Henry the Prince fell by his trembling sire 04pa*95 (p. 217)
<Historia tuta>

Sit or sit not by law or sword 04pa*96 (p. 217)
<Utrum horum mavis accipe>

But t’other day from exile not by force 04pa*97 (pp. 218-20)
<The city’s advice to the king>

Fat ruddy and dull 04pa*98 (pp. 220-1)
<On Mun Doyly and Fleet Shepherd esquires>

Who’s he that’s nobody’s friend 04pa*99 (p. 221)
<A riddle>

I stand but on one leg yet do sustain 04pa*100 (pp. 221-2)
<Another>

Close to my owner I adhered 04pa*101 (p. 222)
<Third riddle>

The widows and maids 04pa*102 (pp. 223-5)
<Song. To the tune of, Taking of snuff is the mode of the court>

On Saturday night we sat late at the Rose 04pa*103 (pp. 225-8)
<A Sunday morning’s ramble>

Our priests in holy pilgrimage 04pa*104 (pp. 228-30)
<The pilgrimage. To the tune of, Hey boys up go we>

Ho brother Teague dost hear de decree 04pa*105 (pp. 231-5)
<Song [TC adds: `To the tune of Lilli-Burlero’]>

What think you of this age now 04pa*106 (pp. 235-7)
<Song. To the tune of, A begging we will go>

When nature’s God for our offences died 04pa*107 (p. 237)
<A stanza put on Westminster-hall gate>

Dignified things may I your leave implore 04pa*108 (pp. 238-9)
<To the judges>

Would you be famous and renowned in story 04pa*109 (pp. 239-40)
<The advice>

This worthy corpse where shall we lay 04pa*110 (pp. 240-1)
<A new catch>

O glory glory who are these appear 04pa*111 (pp. 241-9)
<Enter Oliver’s porter, fiddler and poet in Bedlam. The scene adorned with several of the poet’s own flowers [TC title: `Dialogue between Oliver’s porter . . .’]>

Go little brat respected by the just 04pa*112 (pp. 250-1)
<A farewell to the Church of England>

Ungrateful wretch canst thou pretend a cause 04pa*113 (p. 251)
<A dialogue between a loyal addressor, and a blunt Whiggish clown>

Thus ’twas of old then Israel felt the rod 04pa*114 (pp. 252-3)
<To the haters of Popery, by what names or titles soever dignified or distinguished>

From all the women we have whored 04pa*115 (pp. 253-5)
<A new litany for the holy time of Lent>

Of oats new threshed at Tyburn take two pound 04pa*116 (p. 256)
<To make a Catholic pudding>

There was a prophecy lately found in a bog 04pa*117 (p. 256)
<An Irish prophecy>

Do ye hear the news of the Dutch dear Frank 04pa*118 (pp. 256-8)
<A new song upon the Hogen-Mogen>

The mighty monarch of this British isle 04pa*119 (pp. 258-65)
<The deponents>

A parliament with one consent 04pa*120 (pp. 265-7)
<A new song on the calling of a free parliament, Jan. 15. 1688/9>

As I went by St. James’ I heard a bird sing 04pa*121 (pp. 267-8)
<An excellent new song, called, The prince of darkness: showing how three kingdoms may be set on fire by a warming-pan>

Would you be a man of favour 04pa*122 (pp. 268-9)
<Song>

Come come great Orange come away 04pa*123 (pp. 269-72)
<Ballad. To the tune of Couragio>

When the joy of all hearts and desire of all eyes 04pa*124 (pp. 272-5)
<Packington’s pound>

Since Orange is on British land 04pa*125 (p. 275)
<A new song on the Prince and Princess of Orange>

Farewell Petre farewell Cross 04pa*126 (p. 276)
<The farewell>

Welcome great sir unto a drooping isle 04pa*127 (pp. 277-9)
<A congratulatory poem to his royal highness the Prince of Orange>

Hail mighty prince this poem on you waits 04pa*128 (pp. 279-80)
<The prince’s welcome to London>

Now now the prince is come to town 04pa*129 (pp. 280-2)
<On his highness the Prince of Orange’s arrival in London>

Of a hectoring bully 04pa*130 (pp. 282-4)
<A new song of the French king’s fear of an Orange>

‘Tis a sport to our Prince 04pa*130.1 (pp. 284-5)
<The second part [not listed in TC]>

Good people come buy 04pa*131 (pp. 286-7)
<A new song of an Orange. To that excellent old tune of a Pudding, etc.>

Good people I pray 04pa*132 (pp. 288-9)
<The Orange>

Last Sunday by chance 04pa*133 (pp. 290-4)
<Religious relics: or, the sale at the Savoy, upon the Jesuits breaking up their school and chapel>

A Protestant muse yet a lover of kings 04pa*134 (pp. 294-7)
<Private occurrences: or the transactions of the four last years: written in imitation of the old ballad, Hey brave Oliver, Ho brave Oliver, etc.>

From the race of Ignatius and all their colleagues 04pa*135 (pp. 297-9)
<A new Protestant litany>

Old stories of a Tyler sing 04pa*136 (pp. 300-1)
<Tom Tyler, or, the nurse>

Come painter take a prospect from this hill 04pa*137 (pp. 301-2)
<The hieroglyphic>

O are you come ’tis more than time 04pa*138 (pp. 302-6)
<A dialogue between Father Petre and the Devil>

In Rome there is a most fearful rout 04pa*139 (pp. 306-7)
<Father Petre’s policy discovered, or the P. of Wales proved a Popish Perkin>

Good people pray now attend to my muse 04pa*140 (pp. 307-9)
<The rise and fall of the Ld Chancellor. To the tune of, Hey brave Popery!>

My Lord I’d praise your lordship but you’ve had your share 04pa*141 (pp. 309-11)
<A letter to the Lord Chancellor>

Revenge revenge my injured shade begins 04pa*142 (pp. 312-13)
<Dangerfield’s ghost to Jefferies>

Dear wife let me have a fire made 04pa*143 (pp. 313-15)
<Sir Thomas Jenner’s speech to his wife and children>

Would you have a new play acted 04pa*144 (pp. 315-17)
<Popery pickled: or, the Jesuits shoes made of running leather. To the tune of, Would you be a man of favour?>

The pillars of popery now are blown down 04pa*145 (pp. 317-19)
<Song. To the tune of Lilli-Burlero>

In time when princes cancelled nature’s law 04pa*146 (pp. 319-23)
<Tarquin and Tullia [TC adds: `By Mr. D——n’ [Dryden]]>

The gospel and law allow monarchs their due 04pa*147 (pp. 323-4)
<Song>

When Nebat’s famed son undertook the old cause 04pa*148 (p. 324)
<On the promotion of Dr. T—— to the see of Ca——ry>

Welcome great monarch to the throne we gave 04pa*149 (pp. 325-7)
<A congratulatory poem to K. William, on his return from Ireland, 1690. after the Battle of the Boyne>

To make it the blackest of crimes in the fanatics 04pa*150 (pp. 327-30)
<Some paradoxes presented for a new-year’s gift by the old, to the new orthodox [prose list]>

Let noble Sir Positive lead the van 04pa*151 (pp. 330-3)
<The pensioners>

Says his Grace to Will Green whom he found at his stall 04pa*152 (pp. 334-5)
<Death and the cobbler: or, a dialogue between the meagre Duke and Will. Green, the cordwainer of St. James’s>

What a de’el is the stir we make with war 04pa*153 (p. 335)
<Song>

Ye members of parliament all 04pa*154 (pp. 336-7)
<Song>

Ultime Scotorum potuit quo sospite solo 04pa*155 (p. 337)
<Epitaphium in vice-comitem Dundee>

O last and best of Scots who didst maintain 04pa*156 (p. 337)
<Englished by Mr. Dryden>

On a day of great triumph when lord of the city 04pa*157 (pp. 338-41)
<O raree show! O pretty show! or, The city feast>

Hail happy William thou art truly great 04pa*158 (pp. 341-2)
<Answer to a poem intituled, A panegyric, written in the year 1691/2, and printed in the second volume of State Poems, pag. 401 [Cf. 03/2pa*139]>

This mystic knot unites two royal names 04pa*159 (p. 342)
<Upon a medal, whereon two names were interwoven>

The author sure must take great pains 04pa*160 (p. 342)
<P. of O’s achievements in Flanders, in the years 91 and 92>

‘Twas on the evening of that day 04pa*161 (pp. 343-57)
<Eucharisticon: or an heroic poem upon the late Thanksgiving-day, which was the vigil or fast of St. Simon and St. Jude>

Long our divided state 04pa*162 (pp. 357-60)
<On the death of the late queen. Poema est pictura loquens>

Dum Regina subit constanti pectore mortem 04pa*163 (p. 360)
<On the death of the queen>

The queen deceased so pleased the king so grieved 04pa*164 (pp. 360-1)
<In English>

A Protestant priest a man of great fame 04pa*165 (pp. 361-4)
<The weasel uncased, or the in and outside of a priest drawn to the life>

Wisely an observator said 04pa*166 (pp. 365-370)
<England’s late jury: a satyr>

Declining Venus has no force o’er love 04pa*167 (pp. 370-1)
<Satyr [colophon `Jack H——’ [Jack Howe]]>

When B——t perceived the beautiful dames 04pa*168 (pp. 372-3)
<A new ballad, called, The brawny bishop’s complaint. To the tune of, Packington’s pound>

Behold Dutch prince here lie the unconquered pair 04pa*169 (p. 374)
<On the death of the queen and Marshall Luxemburgh>

King James say the Jacks as other kings do 04pa*170 (pp. 374-5)
<On the report of King James’s sending a plenipotentiary to the Treaty of Ryswick>

What shall each patron’s ripening smile infuse 04pa*171 (pp. 375-7)
<To the Earl of Portland on his embassy to France>

Arserat ut meritis Regia alba ast impia flammis 04pa*172 (p. 377)
<Upon the burning of White-hall [TC adds: `A Latin Epigram’], Jan. 4. 1697/8>

While lewd Whitehall burning in justest flames 04pa*173 (p. 377)
<In English>

Whitehall a palace impious and accursed 04pa*174 (p. 378)
<Another version of the same>

Would they who have nine years looked sour 04pa*175 (pp. 378-9)
<A new answer to an argument against a standing-army>

John Dryden enemies had three 04pa*176 (p. 379)
<On the death of Mr. Dryden>

Quid queror an proprio sub pondere magna fatiscunt 04pa*177 (p. 380)
<On the death of the Duke of Glocester. By Dr. Bentley>

What reason have I to complain 04pa*178 (pp. 380-1)
<Thus translated by the Ld Jefferies>

From the boat of old Charon in the Stygian ferry 04pa*179 (pp. 381-3)
<Dialogue between the ghost of Capt. Kidd, and a kidnapper>

Though poets praise those most who need it least 04pa*180 (pp. 384-7)
<A congratulatory poem to the Right Honourable Sir E. S. etc.>

I sing not of Jove’s mighty thunder 04pa*181 (pp. 388-9)
<The negative prophecy found under the ruins of Whitehall>

Occasionally as we discoursed of queen and church and nation 04pa*182 (pp. 390-2)
<Occasional conformity. A proper new ballad. By a West-Saxon>

To give the last amendment to the bill 04pa*183 (pp. 392-5)
<A consultation of the bishops>

Where music and more powerful beauties reign 04pa*184 (pp. 395-6)
<Prologue to the music-meeting in York-buildings. By Dr. G——th>

Vandyke had colours softness fire and art 04pa*185 (p. 396)
<Verses written last summer at Althrop by the Lord Hallifax, in a blank leaf of a Waller, upon seeing Vandyke’s picture of the old Lady Sunderland>

In happy days was Sacharissa’s reign 04pa*186 (p. 396-7)
<Upon the same subject; by a boy of fifteen, at Westminster school>

Long has great Louis formed the vast design 04pa*187 (pp. 397-8)
<On the Duke of Savoy’s declaring against France>

When Jove to Ida did the gods invite 04pa*188 (pp. 398-406)
<The toasters>

No wonder winds more dreadful are by far 04pa*189 (p. 406)
<The witchcraft>

Hail tuneful pair say by what wondrous charms 04pa*190 (p. 407)
<Orpheus and Margarita>

Pallas destructive to the Trojan line 04pa*191 (p. 407)
<Pallas>

At Anna’s call the Austrian eagle flies 04pa*192 (p. 408)
<The Austrian eagle. By Mr. Stepney>

Well since we are met our business is to try 04pa*193 (pp. 408-14)
<The prologue, by way of dialogue, between Heraclitus Ridens, the Observator, and his Country-man. Spoken by Mr. Powel, Mr. Booth, and Mr. Pack>

The stage has been and yet improved shall rise 04pa*194 (p. 414-16)
<The epilogue upon the Observator. Spoken by Mr. Powell>

Quacks set out bills Jack-pudding makes harangues 04pa*195 (pp. 417-20)
<A prologue sent to Mr. Row [TC: `Rowe’], to his new play, called, The fair penitent. Designed to be spoken by Mr. Betterton, but refused [Motto: `Est et in obscaenos deflexa tragœdia risus. Ovid’]>

With joy we see this circle of the fair 04pa*196 (pp. 421-2)
<Epilogue to the ladies, spoke by Mr. Wilks at the music-meeting in Drury-Lane, where the English woman sings. Written by Mr. Manwaring upon the occasion of their both singing before the queen and K. of Spain at Windsor>

When shall I be at rest will pleasing peace 04pa*197 (pp. 422-3)
<Spoken by the genius of England>

Shine forth ye planets with distinguished light 04pa*198 (pp. 424-5)
<Prologue, spoken at court before the queen on her majesty’s birthday. 1703/4 [TC adds: `By Mr. Pri—r’]>

God bless our gracious sovereign Anne 04pa*199 (pp. 425-31)
<The history and fall of the Conformity-Bill. Being an excellent new song, to the tune of Chivy-chase [colophon: `Rob. Wisdom’]>

It shall be known how Lackworth came so great 04pa*200 (pp. 431-2)
<Lackworth’s lively character>

An argument proving the Cevennois rebels 04pa*201 (pp. 432-4)
<A catalogue of books to be sold by auction near St. James’s [prose list]>

Soap and suds or the Ethiopians address 04pa*202 (pp. 434-7)
<A catalogue of books to be sold by auction at the city godmothers in Mincing- lane, on the 29th of May next, being the anniversary of the restoration of blessed memory [prose list]>

Not Celia that I am more just 04pa*203 (p. 438)
<Song>

If I live to grow old as I find I go down 04pa*204 (pp. 438-9)
<The old man’s wish>

Proud with the spoils of royal cully 04pa*205 (p. 440)
<On the Countess of Dorch—er. By the E. of D——t [Dorset]>

Gentlest air thou breath of lovers 04pa*206 (pp. 440-1)
<A sigh>

Gentlest blast of ill concoction 04pa*207 (p. 441)
<A f——t>

From Go——n that wasp whose talent is notion 04pa*208 (p. 442)
<The petition of the distressed merchants of London, to the Lord High Treasurer, against the commissioners of the customs>

There are some things accounted real 04pa*209 (pp. 443-51)
<The way to heaven in a string: or, Mr. Asgil’s argument burlesqued [with a prefatory `To the Reader’ (prose)]>

Can my own blood betray me to disgrace 04pa*210 (pp. 452-3)
<On a blush. Written by a lady>

Martilla’s prudent wise discreet 04pa*211 (pp. 453-4)
<The character>

The Cestrian roach will prove a fine fish 04pa*212 (p. 454)
<Song>

Music has learnt the discords of the state 04pa*213 (p. 455)
<Tofts and Margarita>

Madam We address you today in a very new fashion 04pa*214 (pp. 455-6)
<An address>

Great soul of nature source of all our joys 04pa*215 (pp. 457-68)
<The rising sun; or, verses upon the queen’s [TC: `Q. Mary’s’] birthday. Celebrated Apr. 30. MDCXC [ie. 1690]. By John Hamden Esq;>